Welcome to Central Black Hills Antiques
The diversity of gift shops, boutiques, art galleries
and other shopping opportunities in the Central Black Hills
extends to a growing network of Antique Shops,
such as Smiling Bear Antiques Shop in Hill City.
Many public auctions take place nearby
(which frequently offer a variety of antiques),
and these can usually be discovered by visiting
South Dakota Auction Pages.
Occasionally a special event will be planned and arranged,
to particularly promote the area Antique Dealer community
and, of course . . . their treasures!
ANTIQUE SHOW - SALE - EVALUATIONS
This event, which took place May 10-11, 2008,
was exquisite fun for those participating.
The SALE was successful and exciting,
as the general public came nose to nose and pose to pose
with antique dealers from diverse locations.
Wheeling and dealing was in the air . . .
even to a second-grader buying a vintage necklace
with immediate plans to present it to her mom for Mothers Day!
It was a captivating parade . . .
all the while treasured antiques were brought in
by exhilarated owners, curious to hear both facts and folk lore.
Though by no stretch of the imagination an imitation of The Road Show,
this Show increased pulse rates nonetheless.
When a c.1920 framed series of postcards depicting life passages
was carried over to the EVALUATION table,
at least one browser stood by to hear the story on the item
. . . because she had a similar framed series!
And a family heirloom 1700 period Kentucky Rifle
drew oohs and aahhs from the men folk.
Unfortunately, it was missing the original ramrod.
The owner was heard to say that he had been told
the last time they (not the present owner) saw it
the kids were playing with it.
Email SAM and LINDA - Phone 605-574-2424